• Helen Rye

Judging the TSS Flash 400 Contest

I’m honoured – and right now, a tiny bit emotional – to be judging the Autumn round of this terrific flash fiction competition with Rupert Dastur of The Short Story. The deadline is 15th September 2018, for stories of up to 400 words.  £400 first prize, £100 second, £50 3rd and up to five highly commended prizes of £25 each. Entry fee is £5. Details of how to enter are here: https://www.theshortstory.co.uk/flash-fiction-400/  Bit emotional because of Rupert’s standout commitment to encouraging diversity in publishing by offering free competition entry to writers from marginalised or disadvantaged communities, or people experiencing economic hardship:

‘This may include, but is not limited to BAME writers, those who identify as LGBTQ+, disabled people, or those on universal credit. Writers may send one flash fiction (adhering to the T&Cs) as a word attachment (no PDFs please), to flash@theshortstory.co.uk (Please note this has changed from the summer comp). Please include your name in the email, but not on the attachment itself. No explanation is needed, unless you wish to provide such details. All entries are accepted in good faith. We look forward to reading your work.’

And I’m excited, too. Send us your polished 400-word gems and we’ll look after them, I promise. I can’t wait to read them.

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